illustration (attribution, if any possible, is at the end of the article)
The rain dragon neither obscures nor fights the sun.
With it, the sun nurtures; without it, the sun burns;
each performs its function, and both support life.
A cloudy sky doesn't make a night,
a clear sky doesn't imply day time.
The sky lets dragon and sun play their parts.
Buddhism has no specific guideline on supporting teachers, it simply asks for you to consider causality: if you want this living tradition to survive, how are you participating, in practical terms, to make this happen? Nice words, exposure or social media ‘+1’ might feel good, but they do not actually help with the basic necessities: koan.mu/donate.htm